Gus Downing, Publisher & Editor of
the D&D Daily, Announced as Keynote Speaker at Upcoming LAAORCA Conference
Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crimes Association (LAAORCA), the biggest
retail LP/police partnership organization of its kind in the United States, will
host its 5th annual conference in Pasadena, California, on Thursday,
March 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center. The
event's theme this year is "Walking in the Shoes of our Partners" and will
feature a slew of exciting, informative topics for both law enforcement and
retail Loss Prevention professionals alike.
keynote speaker headlining LAAORCA's premier conference this year will be Gus
Downing - President, Publisher and Editor of Downing & Downing and the D&D
Daily. His speech will focus on how three groups are impacting Organized Retail
Crime, as he discusses where the industry is going and what you need to do to
help lead the way. As North America's leading Loss Prevention Headhunter for the
last 30 years and now the publisher & editor of the LP industry's #1 Daily
digital news source, Gus will show you the numbers behind the growing problem of
ORC, the historical partnerships that it's created, who's played the biggest
roles in impacting the current national models, and how ORC is impacting both
the retail industry and the public law-enforcement community. With ORC
increasing, identity theft exploding, everybody buying anything they can online,
mobile payments at the door, buy online in-store pickups expanding, the role of
the Loss Prevention executive is changing as fast as the retail space and so is
ORC. This timely discussion will cover all of the above and more - as the LP
Executive of tomorrow will look totally different than the one today.
Below is a full list of speakers
scheduled for the event:
Keynote Speaker: Gus Downing,
Editor of the D&D Daily, President of Downing & Downing
Mark McClish- Statement Analysis - Advanced Interviewing
Deputy City Attorney Travis Austin, LA City Attorney's
Deputy City Attorney Kevin Gilligan, LA City Attorney's
Office- Counterfeit Abatement Prosecution.
Mr. Grant Moore- Investigations Utilizing Smart Devices.
Eric Shen, U.S. Postal Inspector- Identity Theft.
Sgt. Ostojic, Polk County Florida Sheriff's Department,
Organized Retail Crime Alliance.
Sgt. Seifert, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
RAPP Team- Organized Retail Crime Partnership.
Rick Serrato, Serrato & Associates- Gang Impact on
Organized Retail Crimes.
Mike Swett- Organized Retail Crime Investigations & Search
for LAAORCA's Conference
See a full agenda of the event
For more information contact Detective
III Kent Oda, 2014 LAAORCA Co-Conference Coordinator at:
ORC charged on male-female duo in Cranberry TWP, PA., after hitting Lowe's
Jared Adam Pakler, 25, of Pittsburgh, and Jena Leigh Nowry, 28, of Ambridge, are
facing multiple charges related to two incidents at the Lowe's store. Police
allege the duo entered the store on Oct. 6 and Oct. 14, and in both instances
filled a shopping cart with items that they then tried to return for a refund
without a receipt. On Oct. 6, the pair reportedly returned $290 worth of goods
and got a gift card valued at more than $290 before leaving the store. Nowry is
alleged to have used a Pennsylvania driver’s license with her former name on it
to obtain the gift card. On Oct. 13, the pair returned to the store and
allegedly used the same method to return more than $252 in goods in a cart, once
again getting a gift card. Pakler allegedly displayed the driver’s license of
another man, according to court papers. (Source
Four busted hitting Kohl's in Linden, N.J., with burglary tools to cut security
A Linden woman, Elizabeth man and Rahway man have been arrested in connection
with allegedly shoplifting from the Kohl’s department store and using a
15-year-old Elizabeth boy in the commission of the crime. Store loss prevention
personnel told police that a woman wearing a blonde wig walked out of the store
pushing a shopping cart with $492 worth of clothing while her three accomplices
pushed another shopping cart in the checkout line as a diversion. All four,
including a 15-year-old Elizabeth boy, then fled in a rented Taurus. Police said
the clothes were recovered in the car, along with a blonde wig and a pair of
scissors, apparently used to cut security tags off the clothing.
“Protection 1 is proud to be
sponsoring the D&D Daily ORC column to ensure the LP
gets the information, education and critical
data they need to fight this national epidemic.”
Rex Gillette, VP Retail Sales, Protection 1.